Galven Regd (book)

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Galven Regd is a book in Pillars of Eternity about the Orlan of the same name.

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Items in italics are quoted directly from the game.

Mention the name Regd in Eir Glanfath and you'll be told stories of a glorious freedom fighter - an orlan who used his tactical savvy and battle training to protect the Glanfathan from the encroaching evil of the invaders in the Dyrwood. Ask someone in the Dyrwood about him and you'll hear angry retellings of the exploits of an underhanded, dirty-fighting orlan who terrorized Dyrwoodan citizens. This conflict is what legends are built on and Galven Regd is the stuff of legends.

The Broken Stone War began from a misunderstanding between the Glanfathans who lived in the Dyrwood and the Aedyran colonists who were moving in. Tensions were already high between the two groups as the Aedyrans claimed land the Glanfathans said they already owned. Add to it the Glanfathans taken and forced into slavery by the Aedyrans and it was only a matter of time before something snapped and sent the two groups to war. There was the occasional skirmish or fight between isolated groups, but no real conflict until The Broken Stone War.

Whether intentional or not, Aedyran farmers, clearing land for their crops, knocked over and destroyed one of the ancient menhirs that dot the countryside. The Glanfathans, who revered the ancient structures in the Dyrwood, reacted swiftly and violently led by a particularly fanatical Fang by the name of Regd. While the war was short-lived and the Glanfathans were ultimately not the victors, Regd and his forces were able to eliminate a significant number of colonists.

After the war ended, Regd was appointed the Galven, or leader, of the Glanfathan tribes. His leadership skills and prowess in battle earned him the respect of all the tribes of Eir Glanfath. Because all the tribes were unified behind him, he was able to move and coordinate their warriors in a way that organized them into such an efficient team, the Aedyran colonists lived in fear of his next attack. His name and reputation spread through both lands. Over two years following The Broken Stone War, Regd and his forces, using deception, misinformation, and straightforward guerilla tactics killed hundreds. The remaining erls send word to the fercönyng, saying something must be done before more nobility is killed, but Regd continues to terrorize the colonists and it seems the campaign will never end.

That is, until he encountered Edrang Hadret.